One of my all time favorite artists is Maira Kalman. Her most recent work was for the New York Times Online- a blog called “The Principles of Uncertainty”. I bought the book made of it. It is absolutely wonderful.
Below is a work by an illustrator named Tina Berning. I think this illustration was for the New York Times?
Above is an illustration by Sam Weber.
Jillian Tamaki (above and below) is another one of my favorites. She does a lot of work for the New York Times and other magazines and teaches at Parsons in New York.